This new Hub has been in development for the last two years and represents a crucial step in our mission to connect the next billion internet users.
The Hub features a custom-designed lithium-ion battery sealed in an IP67-rated case and which can be powered by either grid power or solar power. Power can then be provided to up to 28 smartphones or feature phones simultaneously using our custom sealed cables. The Hub can communicate with our Cloud Platform using SMS, 2G, 3G and 4G data, and has the ability to broadcast internet access over the built-in Wi-Fi connection. The Hub also contains a 7 inch OLED touchscreen display which can be used by our customers to interact with a range of built-in services or to watch video content.
We will be starting live trials in early-2018 with a select group of partners. If you would like to be involved in these trials and think your organisation could run it's own BuffaloGrid Network, please get in touch.